World first IoT farming tech trial in NZ

Auckland - A pioneering arable farming tech trial is expected to make a quantum leap to help boost New Zealand’s primary export revenue. New Zealand has a low understanding of how the internet of things (IoT) can assist with farm management and sustainability and adoption of precision agriculture techniques also remains low. New

Kiwis must grasp a far greater awareness of health

Christchurch - New Zealanders need to grasp a far greater awareness of health in 2019, ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie said today. ExerciseNZ’s recent consumer research report found awareness of health is the number one reason people exercise, which is just under three quarters of all New Zealand exercisers. “This is quite

Significant growth in Maori exercise leaders: ka pai !

Otautahi - New Zealand is seeing a significant growth in Maori fitness and personal training leaders, ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie says. The personal trainer of the year winner at the recent ExerciseNZ annual awards, Ngarama Milner-Olsen, is Maori and so too is the mind body teacher of the year, Jase Te

Agritech destined to save New Zealand?

Silicon Valley - Agritech could be destined to save the New Zealand economy, leading New Zealand tech expert Graeme Muller says. The tremendous worldwide demand for food continues to soar with some estimating the market to be worth $US3 trillion and much of the growth coming from specialty and healthy foods, Muller,

Boxing classes better for people with brain diseases

Christchurch - A New Zealand boxing-fitness expert is urging Kiwis with chronic neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s to lead more physically active lives and start boxing. Auckland boxing fitness trainer Lisa Gombinsky Roach is especially pleading for people with health issues to exercise more. She will be speaking on all the benefits of boxing-fitness

Teachers need to be better paid for the tech revolution

Christchurch - Teachers need to be better paid as they adjust to educating kids in the fastest growing sector in New Zealand, - technology, an award-winning Maori chief executive of a fast growing ed-tech company says. Kendall Flutey, who runs Christchurch company Banqer, says one of her main concerns facing education and

AI will transform life like the arrival of electricity

Christchurch - Artificial intelligence (AI) will transform lives of New Zealanders just like the arrival of electricity 130 years ago, according to a landmark new research report released today. The report says AI has the potential to increase New Zealand’s gross domestic product by up to $53 billion by 2035 across

NZ seen as the world’s living tech lab

Auckland - The announcement of the world’s first self-driving electric air taxi being piloted in Christchurch is just one of the examples of New Zealand becoming a living tech laboratory, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller said today. The Zephyr Airworks aircraft, financed by Google co-founder Larry Page, is a great testimony to